Cardinal Marc Ouellet

A Second Look into the McCarrick Report

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, November 21, 2020 The publication of the McCarrick Report [1] was a welcome step by the Holy See. It answers some questions raised by the appallingly successful ecclesiastical career of a now-defrocked cardinal, long known by many to be a sexual predator who used his... read more

Toronto priest plagiarized when ghostwriting for Canada’s most senior Vatican figure: new book

The set of plagiarized texts 'has corrupted the production of magisterial texts and their reception,' writes Michael V. Dougherty, professor of philosophy at Ohio Dominican University A new book outlines evidence that Cardinal Marc Ouellet, left, Canada’s most senior figure in the Vatican and... read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet Defends Priestly Celibacy Ahead of Pan-Amazon Synod

Pan-Amazon Synod Watch, October 14, 2019 The prefect for the Congregation for Bishops, who wrote the new book, Friends of the Bridegroom: For a Renewed Vision of Priestly Celibacy, said celibacy will be understood if the priest has a better sense of his own priesthood. Cardinal Marc Ouellet,... read more

Vatican officials offer guidance for German Church gathering

Cindy Wooden, Sep 13, 2019, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE Vatican officials offer guidance for German Church gathering Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, president of the German bishops’ conference, speaks to the press at the beginning of the German bishops’ fall assembly in Fulda,... read more

Martel: Pope Knew About McCarrick

Gay author confirms Abp. Viganò's testimony by Stephen Wynne  •  •  February 18, 2019    VATICAN CITY ( - A French gay activist is backing up Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò's claims that Pope Francis knew about... read more

Communications Centralization and Leaks at the Vatican

COMMENTARY: The leaked letters of Cardinal Ouellet to Cardinal DiNardo suggest that a new era in Vatican media may be dawning, and it’s significant. By Father Raymond J. de Souza, Jan. 4, 2019 The year opened with a major shake-up in Vatican media — and another communications development... read more

The People Who Walked in Darkness

By Scott P. Richert, October 24, 2018 In recent decades, the whistleblower has occupied a prominent yet uncertain place in American culture. Sometimes, he is greeted as a hero, and his story becomes the stuff of legend, recounted in books and Dateline NBC episodes and blockbuster Hollywood... read more

Archbishop Viganò Responds to Cardinal Ouellet’s Letter With New Testimony

The full text of the former nuncio's testimony in which he refutes much of Cardinal Ouellet's letter of Oct. 7. Edward Pentin Blog, Oct. 19, 2018 Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò issued a third testimony today, the feast of the North American Martyrs, which we publish in full below, with a link... read more

Ouellet Tried to Rebut, but Actually Confirmed Viganò

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, October 20, 2018 Cardinal Marc Ouellet published an Open Letter [1] to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò on October 7th in response to Viganò’s first [2] and second [3] testimonies – in particular to his claim that Cardinal McCarrick had been sanctioned by Pope... read more

Viganò’s Third Testimony Responds to Ouellet, Appeals to Judgment Before God

By Steve Skojec, October 19, 2018 It is striking the way in which Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has become, in many ways, the kind of hero the Church is so desperately looking for. Today, on the occasion of the Feast of the North American Martyrs — Jesuits who, unlike many of the modern-day... read more

For their sake and for ours…

By Stephen P. White, October 11, 2018 It is synod season, again, and the successors of the apostles gather in Rome at the behest of Peter. The synod is intended to be a moment of listening, discernment, and dialogue – a time of reflection upon the needs and challenges facing young people. It... read more